PETA Exposes Abuse, Cruelty At Sheep-Shearing Operations In US And Australia

‘There’s no such thing as humane wool,’ PETA says undercover investigation shows.


Undercover investigations by the animal-rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) show abuse and cruelty taking place at sheep-shearing operations in the U.S. and Australia. As reported by NBC News, workers in Australia "kicked, stomped or stood on animals’ heads necks and hind limbs, while workers for eight


SeaWorld Caught Drugging Orcas With Human Antidepressants

Allegations of whale doping bring a fresh wave of criticism over SeaWorld and prompt more concern over the treatment of animals held in captivity.

Tilikum, Kelly Flaherty Clark

Since the 2013 release of “Blackfish,” a documentary detailing the life of an orca whale held by SeaWorld that has caused the deaths of three trainers, the Florida-based company has been on the receiving end of a negative public relations backlash. The marine park chain has seen celebrity protests, a drop in public opinion and a 13 percent drop in


Idaho’s “Ag-Gag” Law Latest To Criminalize Defenders Of Animals

Despite losses in other states, Idaho lawmakers pushing hard to paint activists as “terrorists”

  Though similar efforts in other states have failed, a bill moving swiftly through the Idaho legislature this week is trying to criminalize the activities of animal rights advocates who expose the mistreatment of farm animals and livestock by documenting abuse by their human handlers. Known broadly as 'Ag-Gag' legislation, the


PETA Donates Surgical Simulators, Hopes To Save Animals’ Lives

PETA purchased 64 state-of-the-art TraumaMan surgical simulators and donated them to medical training programs in nine countries.

Each year in the U.S. some 20 million animals are killed for use in biology, psychology and medical training classes and experiments. Although sophisticated computer software programs are on the market, which includes lifelike human simulators, there are many places around the world where medical education professionals continue to rely on animals


Torture And Terror: Why Thanksgiving Is Tough For Turkeys

Minnesota farm had 25,000 turkeys locked in five sheds described as cruel and filthy.

When a majority of Americans choose to indulge themselves in a traditional Thanksgiving meal this week -- which most likely includes a turkey -- most give no thought to the process that resulted in that bird ending up on their table. But a recently released video of a turkey breeding factory farm in Minnesota -- the highest turkey-meat-producing


Pet Owners For Pot

“People need to understand that this isn’t about getting my dog high — it’s about improving his quality of life.”

When “Denise’s” 12-year-old black Labrador Retriever Miles developed a tumor in his spleen that spread to his liver and lungs, the veterinarian gave him two months to live. To cope with the pain, Miles’ vet prescribed a drug called tramadol, but Denise said she didn’t like the way the drug was affecting her furry friend. “Every time we gave it to